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New Solo: A Star Wars Story Images Reveal a Radically Different Millennium Falcon

After what felt like a millennia of silence, we’ve begun to get a lot of looks at Solo: A Star Wars Story. Our first proper glimpse came during the Super Bowl with the teaser, and the following day with the proper trailer. Then we shared the first crop of new images, which included Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo, the space train the Conveyex (which Han and Chewie are tasked with robbing), Donald Glover’s young Lando Calrissian, and Han’s future best friend, Chewie. That lead to yet another batch of  new images and posters that Disney released, including of Thandie Newton’s mysterious Val, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s droid L3-37, Woody Harrelson’s smuggler Tobias Beckett, and Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra. Disney also finally gave us the film’s synopsis:

“Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”

Suddenly, fears that Ron Howard’s film wasn’t going to be up to snuff seemed misguided. After all, Howard’s team includes his incredible cinematographer, Bradford Young (Selma, Arrival) and his production designer, Neil Lamont (Rogue One, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), two of the best in the business at what they do.

Disney has now released a new set of images that first appeared in Entertainment Weeklyand which help give context to the Solo story, including the beginning of the bromance between Han and Chewie, the stormy planet of Mimban, Lando playing a game of sabaac (yup, the very game that Han won the Millennium Falcon in), and the super sleek Millennium Falcon. Howard said this about the Falcon’s new appearance to EW:

“I wonder what that could be? You’ll have to see. The Falcon is a character in the movie, without a doubt. That machine is a defining factor in Han’s future. Every aspect of this movie moves, shifts, and transforms in very interesting and yet plausible ways.”

Onto the images!

Lando

Donald Glover is Lando Calrissian in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Here we see him playing a game of sabaac. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm.

The Bromance

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan told EW: “To me, this is a love story between Han and Chewie,” he says. “Their relationship has always been my favorite part of the saga, and the fact that only Han understands what Chewie is saying, I find a very funny possibility for comedy.” Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm.

Welcome to Mimban

Here are some Mudtroopers and a medical droid on the planet of Mimban. Mimban is a swamp world, constantly beset by thunderstorms. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm.

The Heist

Han and Chewie get involved in a heist aboard the Conveyex. Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm.

The Fellow Cast-off

Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra has been described as a fellow cast-off, like Han, someone who grew up on the mean streets in the galaxy. Here she is and Ehrenreich’s Han Solo. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm

The Party Vessel

Co-writer Jon Kasdan had this to say to EW about the Millennium Falcon we see in Solo: “Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life, this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain…One of the things Larry and I had talked about was the Falcon should always reflect the personality of its captain.” Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm

The Mentor to a World of Smuggling

Woody Harrelson’s Tobias Beckett is putting together a big heist. Beckett is seen here aboard the Millennium Falcon, at the very spot where Chewie would later play Luke Skywalker in a game of Dejarik chess. Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca, Woody Harrelson is Beckett and Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. Courtesy Walt Disney Studios/Lucasfilm

The Young Han

Alden Ehrenreich is Han Solo in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY.

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